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Letter: Show me your guns

Ed Colby
New Castle

I own a handgun, but I’ve never taken it to the library. It frankly never occurred to me.

Now the Garfield Library Board considers allowing concealed weapons, but not openly displayed firearms. In other words, if you hide it, it’s OK. The library board has it backward.

If you feel you need to defend yourself at the library, or anywhere else, fine. Strap on your piece. But would you please wear it out where I can see it? That way I’ll know who I’m dealing with.

It’s not just the library. It’s everywhere. Five percent of all Garfield County residents possess concealed carry permits. You run into these people every day, but you don’t know who they are. Maybe your dentist has a .44 inside his white coat. Maybe the meter reader has a derringer in her brassiere. Maybe your friendly bank manager carries a Glock. Then there’s that guy who just cut you off in the grocery checkout line …

Maybe someone could explain to me what the “right” to carry a concealed weapon has to do with the Second Amendment.

Armed citizens have legitimate rights. I make no argument here. But the rest of us do, too. I’m having a hard time with my pursuit of happiness when 2,300 Garfield County residents walk around with hidden guns. Just pull those babies out and wear them on the outside of your jacket, not the inside, and I won’t say another word.


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